November 26, 2014 Subject:
smokin'from the opening note, this show is a classic !
thanks for the matrix and to ALL involved !!!!!
June 7, 2013 Subject:
I also recorded this show myself but ...!
Perhaps it was dumb of me, given that it was definitely the best sound they ever had at U.C.L.A. and consequently my best recording, when the soundboard came out I eventually taped over mine with the board!
I too liked the "Stella Blue", but I liked others versions better for example, the one I recorded at Winterland '78, (mine doesn't cut like the board), or when it rained at Red Rocks earlier this year '79 so they had to move to McNichol's in Denver, not to mention although I wasn't there, the last day of 6 at the Orpheum in San Francisco in '76 which was broadcast on the radio.
Regardless, of this "Stella Blue" as compared to others; without a doubt having heard many, this is one of the best versions of "Shakedown Street" with that keyboard of Mydland and the jam as as whole -> "Bertha" with the revolving accent (in Bertha on a chosen beat up through and especially beat #5)! The whole show is fairly good just like the San Diego shows before it, yet I'm still a bit partial to the second San Diego show and not because I live now 2 1/2 blocks from where those where; at the time I lived in Hermosa Beach (L.A. county).
June 8, 2012 Subject:
Outstanding show IMHO. What's not to love about this one? The band was clearly fired up. Phil thunderin, Jerry rippin, Brent ringin, Bobby diggin, Billy and Mickey bringin it right along!
These Matrix recordings are so rich. You can feel the energy bouncing around the room, just like bein there. Love it.. Thanks to all those who made them possible.
RIP Jerry G~! Miss you.
December 19, 2011 Subject:
I still haven't found a '79 show that I absolutely love but this show is definitely pretty damn good. Strong first set with a really good Lost Sailor. The Althea on the other hand is a bit sluggish. Second set is excellent with a super-funky Shakedown to start and excellent versions of LLR and Stella.
As mentioned by other reviewers, this is a superior matrix with very warm sound. I also listened to the Charlie Miller sbd and the jury is still out for me as to which I prefer. The CM board has a bit crisper a sound and a bit richer a sound on Phil's bass.
September 30, 2011 Subject:
One of the craziest 2nd sets I've heard.
I'd skip the 1st set, though; it's nothing special.
Reviewer:Rusty the Scoob
October 23, 2009 Subject:
Wow! I found this show at random just looking for some good versions of Sailor/Saint, and man, what an awesome show! Phil's bass sounds solid as a rock and very prominent. Shakedown is funking the place up, parliament style. I'll be listening to this one for a long time!
July 8, 2009 Subject:
Turn on the lights
This was about my third show, was still in awe of the whole scene. What blew my mind was during Good Lovin they turn the house lights up completely. To see the joy and dancing, especially the people behind the stage (they were now part of the show), was just incredible. It seemed like having the "lights on" made the whole place crank it up a couple of notches -- and the band did as well! What a great venue and vibe at UCLA -- freaks and nerds smiling at each other!
February 4, 2009 Subject:
top notch mtx
This is the best matrix I have ever heard... shakedown rattles your bones and you feel like your on the floor... or are you>>>>?
February 3, 2009 Subject:
The show is fantastic but the mix is absolutely superb! One of the best mixes I've heard. It may sound cliche but you actually feel like you're at the show. Worth every bit of effort that was put into making it. Thanks a bunch!
August 15, 2008 Subject:
hhow do I download??????? my email is firstname.lastname@example.org please help I am dumb
April 12, 2008 Subject:
wow!!!!!! nice job on this mix!!!!!! so nice to hear the perfect blend of sbd and aud. tobin=nice recording!!!!!! 5 one hitters for this one. thanks for taking the time to put it together!!!!!
March 29, 2008 Subject:
The Steamroller Rolls On
5 Stars indeed. This sucker cranks right out of the chute with an amazing Jack Straw and doesn't let up after that. The quality of this matrix puts a new twist on an already fantastic show. Well done all around.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
March 29, 2008 Subject:
Superb Combo SBD AUD Matrix
A full 5 Stars=Performance, 5 Stars=Production, 5 Stars=Presentation, 5 Stars=Setlist, 5 Stars=Omniscience.